Invited Workshop Series

SAHM proudly presents three invited workshops lectures for SAHM23

Sleep During Adolescence
William David Brown, PhD

Credit Hour(s): 1.50

This talk will focus on sleep during the teenage years.  There are specific changes in sleep architecture and timing of sleep that occur during adolescence.  The control of sleep by homeostasis and circadian rhythms will be reviewed.  This will include how these physiological factors are influenced by behavior.  Sleep is relevant in this age group for a variety of reasons.  Understanding adolescent sleep has led to efforts to change school start times, making the hours of school more compatible with learning.  Sleep is likely involved in the obesity epidemic and is related to the increase in diabetes.  Accidents, homicide, and suicide are the primary causes of death during adolescence and inadequate sleep plays a major role in each of these areas.  The major sleep disorders occurring during this age will be reviewed with relevant examples and treatment approaches discussed.  

By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe how the two major physiologic factors, circadian rhythms and homeostasis, interact to control the timing and duration of sleep.
  2. Explain the relationship between sleep and the primary causes of death in adolescence. 
  3. Identify the primary sleep disorders most common in this age group and be able to employ the primary treatment approaches in management of these disorders.  

W. David Brown, PhD, FAASM, DBSM is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine, a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine.  He is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX.    He is a sleep psychologist at Children’s Medical Center.  His interests include the behavioral assessment and treatment of sleep disorders and circadian rhythm disturbances in pediatric patients.  He is the co-author or editor of several books and book chapters on various aspects of sleep medicine.  He is the co-author of two popular books. 

Outpatient Headache Management for Adolescents
Anisa F. Kelley, MD 

Credit Hour(s): 1.50

This talk will discuss adolescent migraine and headache diagnosis, treatment and management. We will describe warning sides of headaches associated with increased intercranial pressure and when to refer to urgent imaging. We will discuss novel acute and prophylactic migraine treatments.

By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify migraine headache, tension-type headache, and trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia  in adolescents
  2. Recognize warning signs headaches associated with increased intercranial hypertension that require urgent imaging evaluation
  3. Formulate appropriate acute and prophylactic treatment plans for adolescents with migraines

Dr. Anisa Kelley is a board-certified headache medicine specialist and pediatric neurologist. She is the associate medical director of the headache program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Kelley grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, IL. She attended undergraduate at Northwestern University, graduating with departmental honors in Anthropology and Global Health Studies. She then completed her Medical Doctorate at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago (UIC).  She was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, and received the prestigious Lenard Tow Humanism in Medicine award for her demonstration of outstanding compassion, respect for patients and clinical excellence. Subsequently she completed her Child Neurology residency at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). At her current position at Lurie Children’s Hospital, her particular clinical interests include headache procedures for intractable headache management, as well as holistic and individualized approaches to headache management.  

Chronic Pelvic Pain in Adolescents
Shashwati Pradhan, MD
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist
University of Chicago

Credit Hour(s): 1.50

Pelvic pain is one of the most common reasons for consultation with adolescent gynecology. Chronic pain can led to significant disruption in daily function and decrease in quality of life for adolescent patients. In this talk, we will explore the wide differential of pelvic pain from more simple causes of dysmenorrhea to more chronic and challenging diagnoses. In addition, we will specifically discuss the diagnosis and management of endometriosis – one of the most common reasons for chronic pelvic pain. Furthermore, we will delve into to less common etiologies of pelvic pain and how to formulate action plans for patients who need more comprehensive care.

By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  1. Define dysmenorrhea (primary and secondary) and chronic pelvic pain.
  2. Identify gynecologic etiologies of dysmenorrhea and management options.
  3. Describe diagnosis and management of adolescent endometriosis.
  4. Identify gynecologic and non-gynecologic causes of chronic pelvic pain and formulate action plans for management.

Dr. Pradhan is a Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist at the University of Chicago. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and went on to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Finding an interest in the pediatric and adolescent population during her residency, she subsequently completed her Fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at the National Institutes of Health and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C.

Dr. Pradhan has a special interest in the management of congenital anomalies leading to a first authored publication in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Her other interests include pelvic pain, cancer survivorship and onco-fertility, menstrual irregularities and minimally invasive surgery. 

Revised 1/18/23

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